Paynetown State Recreation Area

  • 4850 S. State Road 446
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 837-9546

This state operated recreational area on the northeast side of Monroe Lake offers electric and non-electric camping, a beach, boat rental service, a marina with gas sales and a camp store. The DNR-staffed Interpretive Center is located near the park entrance. Entrance fee or state park pass required.

Monroe Lake is also known locally as Lake Monroe and Monroe Reservoir.

Bald Eagle Driving Tour

Bald Eagle Driving Tour at Monroe Lake 12:30 to 3 p.m.: Registration and Warming Center OPEN Paynetown Activity Center, located inside Paynetown SRA (4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington) next to the swimming beach. • EVERYONE must check in here – both advance and... Learn more